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12/20/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Chuck Meider

Charles Joseph Meider
(d. 17 Dec 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning.    Chuck Meider, husband of    Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC, passed away on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City at the age of 74.

   His sister-in-law, Connie Bloxom Thompson, Class of 1966 (29 Aug 1948 - 17 Sept 2008), died two years ago:  

From the Daily Press - 12/20/10:

      Charles J. Meider


    HERTFORD, N.C. - Charles Joseph Meider, 74, of Holiday Island, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.

Mr. Meider was born in Manchester, N.H., and was the son of the late Patrick and Constance Jean McAllister.

Retired as a Safety Engineer from Northrop Grumman, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the military police. A member of Warwick Moose Lodge, he had taught hunter safety courses, loved camping and was a great story teller. He also enjoyed his morning coffee with the Holiday Island Coffee Clutch and his membership at the Dance Connection in Elizabeth City, where he and his wife loved to dance. He was a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ.
Charles Meider
  Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Patricia Bloxom Meider; three daughters, Cynthia Robins and husband, Mark, Karen Pauley and husband, Tim, and Stephanie Forehand and husband, Jake, all of Gloucester, Va.; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Bethlehem Church of Christ, by the Rev. Phillip Alligood. Friends may join the family in the fellowship hall following the service. Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Home, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethlehem Church of Christ, 602 Pender Road, Hertford, NC 27944.

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Published in the Daily Press from December 20 to December 21, 2010.
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December 20, 2010 
Very sorry to hear about Chuck. My thoughts are with you. I will always remember the good times we had at Langley and watching the two of you dancing.
Your friend,

~ Roberto Henriquez, Newport News, Virginia

December 20, 2010 

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
I cherish all my fond memories...of Chuck and you from the beginning, and of all the good times we had over the years. Please know I am here for you.


December 20, 2010 

Pat and family,
So sorry to hear about Chuck; we go way back to Sunnywood Road together as neighbors. Loved running into the both of you at the Big Band Summer series at Buckroe and different dances. You all seemed to enjoy life so much, what a pleasure to have known you and your smiling faces. Love, prayers and sympathy are being sent to you.

~ Sue & Tom Shull, Newport News, Virginia

December 20, 2010 

Remember him from Shipyard. May he rest in peace.

December 20, 2010

So sorry to here about Chuck. He was a good friend and I really enjoyed our rides checking jobs and learning from him. He was a fine man and I will miss him.

December 21, 2010 

Pat, my condolences to you and the family in the loss of Chuck. I was saddened to hear of his leaving. Chuck and I worked together in the Safety Department for years. May God bring you peace and serenity during this time of sorrow. My prayers are with the family. "...Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (Ps 30:5) Jimmy Shearn.

December 21, 2010 

My thoughts and prayers are with you. The bowtie will be with me always.

~ Bill & Barbara Bostwick, Hertford, North Carolina

December 21, 2010 

  I am so sorry to hear about Chuck. We worked in the Safety Department together with Harold. Now we have lost two great people. He was great to work with, and I loved when he would tell his stories.

~ Debbie Bernardi, Poquoson, Virginia

December 21, 2010 

Pat, Dorothy and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Chuck. The times we were around him we so enjoyed his company. Even though we cannot be there for you at this time, please know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

December 21, 2010 

Karen and Stevie, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this time. I remember your father from my childhood growing up with you and he was a wonderful man. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
Mrs. Meider, Cindy, Karen & Stevie,
I have such fond memories of your father.
After reading his obituary - what a full & wonderful life he had. What a great family legacy he created for the world. Praying for you all to have a peaceful holiday.

December 21, 2010 

  Cindy, our thoughts and prayers your way. Loosing a parent is so difficult, may you find comfort in knowing you are in the thoughts of those around you.

December 21, 2010 

Pat, We were truly sorry to hear about Chuck. We haven't kept in touch in the last few years, but we remember him fondly. May God be with you and your family.

December 21, 2010 

Cindy, I was so sad to hear of your dad's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope it comforts you to know that he is at peace. May God keep you in his care during this difficult time.

December 21, 2010 

Mrs. Meider, Cindy, Karen & Stevie, Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but I hope knowing Chuck is spending Christmas with Jesus will help you cope. Remembering you and all of your loved ones this holiday season. Love to you all,

December 22, 2010 


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Patsy and her family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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